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It’s one of those weekends on the Treasure Coast where there’s something for everyone.

Rock out at a beer and music festival in the street. Rally for the river to learn about our waterways. Peruse art while drinking local hard cider. Learn line dancing at a workshop. Watch the great duck derby in the Indian River Lagoon. Enjoy one of the oldest continuous marching festivals in Florida.

Have fun at this weekend’s best events in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties.

Rock out with beer

The 6th Street Rocktoberfest beer and music festival is 2-10 p.m. Saturday on Sixth Street off Colorado Avenue near The Crafted Keg and Terra Fermata in Stuart. Sixth Street will be closed to traffic.

The outdoor block party includes a beer fest from 2-6 p.m. with 60 beers from more than 20 breweries., live music with 14 bands, food trucks, vendors and games.

Here are the participating breweries:

  • 26 Degree Brewing Company
  • American Icon Brewery
  • Barrel of Monks Brewing
  • Broski Ciderworks
  • Carlsberg
  • Dinkelacker-Bierstüble
  • Due South Brewing Company
  • Funky Buddha Brewery
  • Hofbräuhaus Freising
  • Hop Life Brewing Company
  • Islamorada Beer Company
  • Karbach Brewing Company
  • Orchid Island Brewery
  • Pareidolia Brewing Company
  • Pierced Ciderworks
  • Sailfish Brewing Company
  • SaltWater Brewery
  • Side Door Brewing Company
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
  • Southern Tier Brewing Company
  • Tequesta Brewing Company
  • Victory Brewing Company
  • Walking Tree Brewery
  • Warsteiner
  • Weihenstephan

General admission is $12 plus fees in advance or $18 at the gate for all ages. Beer fest admission is $28 plus fees in advance or $38 at the gate for ages 21 and older and includes general admission. A bottomless beer stein on the day of the event is $15. Proceeds benefit Operation 300. For more information, go to

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Get ready for Halloween

The Trick-or-Treat Halloween Hoedown is 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Kane Center at 900 S.E. Salerno Road in Port Salerno.

Dress in your best ghoulish or glamorous gear and kick up your heels with a teacher leading line dancing and providing instruction for beginners. There will be a cash bar available.

Tickets are $12 for ages 21 and older and includes line dancing, a buffet dinner, raffle prizes and Halloween treats. No walk-ins accepted. To buy tickets, call 772-223-7800 or go to

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Rally for the river

The Florida Oceanographic Society’s Rally for the River is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Flagler Park at 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., in Stuart.

Join the rally and learn about preserving our waterways by touring downtown Stuart’s living oyster reef, participating in water quality and oyster bagging demonstrations and meeting local water experts to learn about the problems, including toxic algae.

Admission is free for all ages. For more information, go to

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Clean up the beach

A beach cleanup is 8-10 a.m. Sunday at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge at 13640 U.S. 1 . The refuge’s beach is on the north end of Beach Road on Jupiter Island.

Marine debris poses a serious risk to wildlife, and the refuge needs help to keep the species that call it home safe. Bring a bottle to fill with water that will be available, and wear a hat and sunscreen. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

Meet at the boardwalk pavilion. Parking is free for volunteers. For more information, go to

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Enjoy art with cider

Artoberfest starts at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pierced Ciderworks at 411 N. Second St., in Fort Pierce.

Local artists from the Treasure Coast Art Association will be set up  on the cidery’s yard to show off and sell their art. There also will be live music, food for sale, an apple recipe contest and, of course, lots of hard cider.

If it rains, the event will be moved to Oct. 20. For more information, go to

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Go to the museum

An open house to kick off the 58th season of the A. E. Backus Museum & Gallery is noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 500 N. Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce.

See “Best of the Best,” the annual competition that showcases the best works of art in a variety of media from artists across Florida. Admission is free. There will be refreshments. For more information, go to

Learn line dancing

The sixth annual Wild Roses Workshop & Social Dances is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the River Walk Center at 600 N. Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce. This year’s theme is “Rose Buds & Country Studs, An Old Time Western.”

Four instructors will bring some new dances to both the main room and the beginners room. Socials on Friday and Saturday nights begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with free coffee and goodies.

Registration is $60 and includes the Friday night social, entrance to all workshops, lunch Saturday and the Saturday night social. Proceeds benefit the Wild Roses Foundation. For more information, go to

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Glow in the dark

The GLOW Dance Party is 7 p.m. Saturday at the Regal Event Hall at 582 N.W. University Blvd., Suite. 350, in Port St. Lucie.

The glow-in-the-dark dance party includes a DJ and photo booth. Tickets are $45 each. Proceeds benefit HANDS of St. Lucie County. For more information, call at 772-812-8338 or go to

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Watch a free concert

The Free Friday Concert Series with the Tom Jackson Band is 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center at 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place.

The event is rain or shine either outside at Village Square Stage or inside the Emerald Ballroom. There will be food for sale and a cash bar.

The concert series continues monthly throughout the year as space is available. For more information, call 772-807-4488 or go to

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Celebrate the brewery

Hop Life Brewing Company’s One-Year Anniversary is noon to 11 p.m. Saturday at 679 N.W. Enterprise Drive in Port St. Lucie.

The celebration includes special beer releases, live music, food trucks, local vendors and giveaways. For more information, go to

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Race ducks in a derby

The Great Duck Derby is noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Capt Hiram’s Resort at 1580 U.S. 1 in Sebastian. The duck launch is about 2 p.m.

During the derby, 5,000 yellow ducks will be launched into the Indian River Lagoon and race their way toward shore. The first duck to enter the finish gate will be declared the grand prize winner. First place gets $1,000, second place gets $500 and third place gets $250.

Adopt ducks starting at $5 each. Proceeds benefit Treasure Coast Community Health. For more information, go to

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Adopt pets

No Tail Left Behind Indian River County is noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Walking Tree Brewery at 3209 Dodger Road in Vero Beach.

The pet adoption event includes food trucks, art and pet booths, raffle prizes, a face painter and adoptable pets from the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County. For more information, go to

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March with the band

The 37th annual Crown Jewel Marching Band Festival starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at Vero Beach High School’s Citrus Bowl at 1707 16th St. The final round begins at 6:30 p.m.

Founded in 1981, the Crown Jewel is one of the oldest continuous marching festivals in Florida. About 25 bands compete in five classifications every year.

Admission is $14 for adults, $6 for kids ages 6-18 and free for kids age 5 and younger. For more information, go to

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Buy boating items

The Treasure Coast Marine Flea Market, Seafood Festival and Boat Show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Indian River County Fairgrounds & Expo Center at 7955 58th Ave., north of Vero Beach.

Private individuals and marine-related businesses will be selling used marine equipment, marine antiques, new and used boats, fishing tackle, diving gear, marine artwork and other boating-related items.

The weekend also includes craft beers. For more information, go to

Enjoy a craft show

A craft show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park at 415 E. Independence St., Sebastian.

Local crafters will be selling their wares at the show. Admission is free. For more information, go to

Next weekend’s preview

  • Indiantown Rodeo at Timer Powers Riding Arena
  • Haunted Hotel at The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast in Jensen Beach
  • Redeemer Lutheran’s Fall Festival at Indian RiverSide Park in Jensen Beach
  • Downtown Stuart Craft Festival
  • Fall Garden Festival at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce
  • Family Fall Festival at Hideaway Hammock Venue in Fort Pierce
  • Great Pumpkin Celebration at Bass Pro Shops in Port St. Lucie
  • ‘80s Party at Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub in Port St. Lucie
  • Pumpkin Patch at Tradition in Port St. Lucie
  • Fall Cruise-In Car Show at Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery near Fort Pierce
  • Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County’s Steak & Stake at Port St. Lucie Civic Center
  • Fire Truck Pull & Family Water Day at Walking Tree Brewery in Vero Beach
  • 30th anniversary of “Beetlejuice” at The Majestic 11 in Vero Beach
  • American Icon Brewery’s first anniversary in Vero Beach
  • Papercraft at the Pub at Pareidolia Brewing Company in Sebastian
  • Nicholas Sparks at Vero Beach High School Center for the Performing Arts
  • Bowl-Erina at Vero Bowl in Vero Beach
  • Night Sounds Concert Series at Sebastian Inlet State Park

Laurie K. Blandford is TCPalm’s entertainment reporter and columnist dedicated to finding the best things to do on the Treasure Coast. Read her weekly column, Laurie’s Stories, on Follow her on Twitter at @TCPalmLaurie or Facebook at